Answer: humans look on the outward appearance. When eventually the time came for him to get back, he realized that he was hopelessly lost. But, Mordecai kept serving faithfully.

James 2:21-22, “Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? The next son comes along and again Samuel thinks it must surely be the chosen man. To make things worse, their families had been taken captive (1 Samuel 30:2). Herein:- in this way is God’s love or love with us made perfect. Reply.

More emphatic still, as a matter of fact it is “has been” perfected.

Most of the the time they look insignificant because they don't have what you are looking for. At times, God brings change in His wisdom. And, the story of David is built on this idea of the underdog, David, who defeats Goliath, the giant Philistine. It means this, the love of God has now reached it’s designed end, the purpose or design in view is now attained. ( Some believe that he couldn’t sleep because the construction of the gallows was creating a loud din!). The Lord does not look at the things people look at.

I was mentored by a wonderful man of faith, the founder Pastor of our church, Rev. No one likes delays.

If I am still fearful, I am slighting God’s love, I am questioning the sufficiency of God’s love, I am doubting the value of God’s love. Does God grant requests that God knows are not going to turn out well? The only reward he got was that with this incident, his name was recorded in the chronicles of the King (Esther 2:23), an action that would have great significance later. But Samuel’s sons, like Eli’s before him, aren’t cut out of the same cloth as their father. God loved you & me before the foundation of the world, & when He bore our sins away by the sacrifice of Himself that was only a means to an end. “Whoso keepth His Word.” I am well aware some will regard this as a dangerous statement. Consecrate yourselves and come to the sacrifice with me.” Then he consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice. Blessed in deed. God has imparted love to us, God has created a new heart in us, for what purpose? Trust God therefore through the delays of your life. As he revealed the details of the plot to the King through Esther, the conspirators were apprehended & the King’s life was saved. It’s a contradiction to our culture and every culture.


As a result, David & his men won a great victory before any harm could come to their families. Was it ever imperfect? We could stop right here because here is the Bible saying that God is making an accommodation to Israel that God does not want to make. Wouldn’t we, if we had helped save the life of our Nation’s Leader? Post was not sent - check your email addresses! You may just be on a verge of a ‘Divine Appointment”. Verse 17 “Herein is our love made perfect,” — marginal rendering is “Herein is love with us made perfect,” God’s love in us & to us,  not our love to Him that is in view. Amazingly, at that very moment, Gehazi was telling the King about how God, through Elisha, had raised this very same lady’s son from the dead (2 Kings 8:5)! I want to emphasise this, it was love Divine that overcame these obstacles, that found a way to remove them, not at the expense of Justice, but to the glorifying of that Justice. Samuel talked to God about their request. Little did she know that God had prepared a ‘Divine Appointment’ for her. No good looking in the dictionary fo the meaning of God’s Word. That means in view of what God’s love has already done for us, in view of God’s having sent His Son into the world, & also in view of making Him the propitation for our sins, in view of that we have boldness in the Day of Judgment.

The problem Samuel has is that he has already anointed Saul as king of Israel.

It was not the way he thought God should answer. In Acts 8, Philip was in the middle of a revival at Samaria and a desert excursion was hardly on his mind. I spent 25 days in hospital & life as a whole & my future looked bleak. Colton could preach the message to the crowd that was present! He ... we are also given an outline of the Divine Order of events that would unfold over a certain passage of time. To rest upon, & lie down on when we are weary. The backstory is that the people of Israel began to demand that before Samuel died, he would find a king for them. If we can look on the hearts of those around us, like God does, and see in each heart the possibility of this person loving God, because they are God’s creation and Jesus died and rose again for them, then that might change us. We meet them in supermarkets, concerts, funerals social functions etc. Is there a single commandment in all Scripture you are anxious to break? He soon started attending all the services & bible studies & grew in his faith, being mentored by one of our Pastors. Where possibility trumps power, where the last shall be first, and the first shall be last. The comment form collects your name, email and content to allow us keep track of the comments placed on the website. That brings us to the second way God’s view of things is different from ours.

What does that say to us about God? May God bless you to reach out more so many will be blessed! When the King asked what reward Mordecai had received (Esther 6:3), the officials would have replied sheepishly, ‘nothing’. After I finished, this tough looking guy was more than willing to open his heart to the Lord. Now beloved Christian friends, in the midst of wearing trials of life & buffetings. We live in an instant world, filled with instant food, instant noodles, online banking, quick promotions, quick turnovers & rapid solutions. Now in the 12th verse it seems very clear that it is speaking of God’s love to His children. 12 So he sent for him and had him brought in.

Interesting questions, but that’s not what we want to focus on this morning. King Solomon made himself a “bed of the wood of Lebanon” etc., You all know of whom King Solomon speaks:-. We all root for the underdog. Listen to that again, very carefully: just because God doesn’t see things like we do, doesn’t mean that we can’t begin to see things like God does. New Light On The Early Ministry Of Arthur W. Pink (Part 1), Vera Pink’s Letter to Summer Hill Church (March 1928), Three Unpublished Letters of A.W.

Despite that, the people said, “Yep, that’s what we want because we want to be like other nations who have kings.” That’s my paraphrase, but that sums it up. He then asked whether Pas.

Many times, we may consider such meetings as irrelevant or even as irritants to our busy schedule. Each day. Their concern not to be ruled by Samuel’s corrupt sons, and to be like other nations pushes Samuel to take the whole matter to God.

Let’s recognise that divine guidance is the secret of the strength of God’s people and access to it will keep adding colour to our destinies. Something which has already been done. But God rejected Eliab because "man looketh on the outward appearance but the Lord looketh on the heart" (text). My name is Palitha Jayasooriya and I am a Pastor from Sri Lanka. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. His love (v.12) is perfected, not shall be. The Divine Love (Unpublished Sermon) on January 29, 2018 July 6, 2020 . This is the year of God’s divine appointment. As he kept admiring the scenes around him, he lost track of the trail. God doesn't look at things like we do. Secondly, if we can have the mind of Christ — his attitude, his perspective, his love — then it will change us and our conversations and conduct. When you get to the midst, there all figures drop. So, Samuel has to slip around and disguise his trip to Jesse’s village, Bethlehem, as an occasion for sacrificing to God. “If we love one another God dwelleth is us & His love is perfected in us.”. However, it may be leading you to a ‘Divine Appointment’. When it was nearing time for the sermon, his Pastor friend came up to him and mentioned that the advertised preacher was unable to be at the meeting that night. God however, has his own timing in our lives & he can turn the delays into ‘Divine Appointments’. He was glowing with health and had a fine appearance and handsome features. Sermon: Even When We are Unaware, God is Still at Work! The story in 2 Kings 8, centers around a Shunammite lady who had been blessed by Elisha’s ministry. “Any unexpected situation can be a ‘Divine Appointment’. Do you realise that there isn’t one particle of wrath in that heart for you, that there’s nothing but a tender, unquenchable, unchangable affection for you, & that love regulates all His dealings.

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